Submit your photo

Help us to improve Skin Deep by contributing clinical photos

We are looking to build up our image bank and would love to receive your submissions.

Please note that we do not provide medical advice.

If you have a collection of clinical images, please email us directly at

You will need to provide the following info for each image: the diagnosis; a brief patient history (but exclude any identifying information). DFTB collects and uses your personal information in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

We expect patient consent to have been obtained for teaching, research, and publication. However, if no consent exists, we can accept those images where the patient is entirely unidentifiable, such as a patch of eczema on an arm. Our consent form may be used – you can see it here.

Here are our tips for taking a good quality photo

  • The better the device used for taking the photograph the better. If you have a DSLR camera at your disposal then feel free to use it! Otherwise the camera on your mobile phone should be more than appropriate
  • A nice, bright environment where we can see the rash clearly is a great start.
  • Although it can be tempting to zoom in on the rash, it’s actually easier for out editing team if we can: see what part of the body the rash is on; and see a bit of the background.
  • If the picture is being taken in a clinical setting then make sure there are no name bands or identifiable details in the picture.

We understand getting children to stay still for photos is difficult at the best of times so please don’t worry if your pictures aren’t perfect! We value each and every submission so please send through anything you think would be useful.